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Here I will explain how to make Charcoal in Minecraft step by step and will also explain the difference between coal and charcoal in the Minecraft game.

Charcoal is used in a variety of ways in Minecraft. It is a substitute for coal that is made by smelting wood in a furnace. It has the same applications as regular coal. On the other hand, Charcoal cannot be made into a coal block. Plus, Charcoal and coal cannot be stacked together.

In addition to having a similar look, Charcoal has the same properties as coal and may be used to manufacture torches and power minecarts with furnaces.

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The only place you can locate it is on the surface, as it does not have an ore block of its own, like coal.

While Charcoal is used in place of coal, getting it is somewhat different.

So, 

How to Get Charcoal in Minecraft?

Charcoal can be made by smelting logs or wood in a furnace. It doesn’t matter what kind of wood you use as long as the logs are still intact. 

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Burning wooden planks is not possible in a furnace to produce Charcoal. You can, rather, burn your logs with planks as a fuel source.

What is Charcoal, Exactly?

Charcoal is a substitute for coal, with a smelting time of 80 seconds, the same as coal.

As a result, converting logs to Charcoal is more resourceful than using wood as a fuel in any other way.

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It’s worth mentioning that Charcoal and Coal cannot be stacked, and while they’re similar in function, they’re not the same. Charcoal is more of a slacker’s version of coal.

The disadvantage of employing Charcoal instead of Coal is that it cannot be made into a block variant.

If you didn’t know, coal can be turned into a Block of Coal, which expands the capacity of each furnace by one slot and burns for 800 seconds.

This is 10 times more efficient than a single Coal, making the utilisation of blocks more efficient.

How to Make Charcoal in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, you’ll need the following ingredients to manufacture Charcoal –

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  • Furnace
  • Logs of wood (of any variety)
  • Source of Energy

Burning wood logs is the major ingredient in the production of Charcoal. Trees can be found nearly anywhere, and each log yields one pound of Charcoal.

A furnace is built with eight cobblestones, and if you don’t spawn in the sky, you can always dig down for more stone.

Here’s how to make charcoal in Mincraft game –

1. First, locate a tree and click and hold your mouse on its trunk until a block of wood splits. This should be done for each block of wood you mine.

2. Cut down whichever tree you like. It’ll be alright if you just use your hands.

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3. After you’ve gathered your wood logs, make boards out of one of them. You can now make a table using your four planks.

4. Make a pickaxe and place it on your crafting table to gather some stone. Make a furnace in your crafting table with at least eight cobblestones. Place your wood logs on top of your furnace once it’s been turned on. Put your furnace in place, and you may now manufacture Charcoal with any remaining wood.

(If efficiency is a concern, logs and planks will cook 1.5 things. Turning logs into planks for fuel is far more efficient, as each log yields four planks with the same cooking efficiency. You can also use leftover sticks to fuel your furnace, which will return 0.5 things each stick. Any leftover wood can be used to power it. Breaking it down any more would result in a loss of cooking time because two planks produce four sticks. As a result, using wooden planks is the most efficient option.)

5. Put your favored fuel beneath the logs and wait for them to complete cooking.

6. Your Charcoal is now ready to use!

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What Is the Difference Between Coal and Charcoal in Minecraft?

Charcoal is a substitute for coal, with a smelting time of 80 seconds, the same as coal. As a result, converting logs to Charcoal is more efficient than using wood as a fuel in any other way.

It’s worth mentioning that Charcoal and Coal cannot be stacked, and while they’re similar in function, they’re not the same.

Charcoal is more of a slacker’s version of coal. The disadvantage of employing Charcoal instead of Coal is that it cannot be made into a block variant.

If you didn’t know, coal can be turned into a Block of Coal, which expands the capacity of each furnace by one slot and burns for 800 seconds.

This is 10 times more efficient than a single Coal, making the utilisation of blocks more efficient. Coal’s only functional benefit is in this area.

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What Is The Best Way To Use Charcoal In Minecraft?

In Minecraft, Charcoal is fairly similar to ordinary coal. You can use your charcoal to fire your furnace for the same cooking time as coal. This implies that after you’ve cooked your first piece of Charcoal, you can utilise it to generate more Charcoal.

You may light the environment around you by turning Charcoal and sticks into torches, much like conventional coal.

For a campfire, you can also use Charcoal instead of coal.

FAQs on Minecraft Charcoal

Should you Make Charcoal in Minecraft?

Charcoal is a product made from smelting logs or wood. It can be used as a fuel source or to make torches and campfires. Charcoal cannot be exchanged or converted into a block of coal.

Which is Better Charcoal or Coal in Minecraft?

When you use Charcoal as a fuel in a furnace, it smelts one thing per piece, whereas coal smelts three items per piece. For this reason, coal is significantly more difficult to obtain than Charcoal, although it generates 16 goods each stack against 8 for Charcoal.

What Can We Make with Charcoal Minecraft?

Usually one charcoal takes 80 seconds to burn in a furnace and it can be used to craft torches and cook 8 items using it as a fuel.

Final Words

So, this was all about how to make Charcoal in Minecraft.

While you can substitute Charcoal for coal in crafting recipes, you can’t manufacture a block of coal with it. It’s also not possible to trade it with villagers. You’ll need to harvest coal from caves or chests if you wish to construct coal blocks for decoration or as a more powerful fuel source.